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Introduction
Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
Private Life
Afterwards
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Banner: First Among Equals
Banner: Stephen Joseph Harper
Stephen Joseph Harper

1959 -

Term(s) of Office:

  • February 6, 2006-

Born

  • April 30, 1959, Toronto, Ontario

Education

  • University of Calgary, B.A. 1985; M.A. Economics 1991

Personal Life

  • Married 1993, Laureen Teskey
  • Two children

Occupations

  • 1978 - 1981 Worked in oil industry, computer operations and programming (also summers 1982-1984)
  • 1985 - 1986 P.C Legislative Assistant on Parliament Hill
  • 1986 - 1988 Instructor in Economics, University of Calgary
  • 1987 - 1993 Chief Policy Officer/Senior Policy Officer, Reform Party of Canada
  • 1989 - 1990 Legislative Assistant and Policy Advisor to Reform M.P. Deborah Grey
  • 1993 - 1997 Reform Party Critic for Finance, National Unity and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • 1998 - 2001 President National Citizens Coalition

Political Party

  • 1987 Founding member of the Reform Party of Canada
  • March 20, 2002 - January 21, 2004 Leader of the Canadian Alliance
  • March 20, 2004 - Leader, Conservative Party of Canada

Constituency

  • 1993 - 1997 Calgary West, Alberta
  • 2002 - Calgary Southwest, Alberta

Political Record

  • Leader of the Canadian Alliance March 20, 2002 - January 21, 2004
  • Leader of the Opposition May 21, 2002 - January 8, 2004; March 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006
  • Co-founded the Conservative Party of Canada with Peter MacKay 2003
  • Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada 2004 -

Sources:
The Canadian who's who. Toronto: Who's Who Canadian Publications. Vol. 1- (1910-)

The Canadian parliamentary guide. Scarborough, Ont. [etc.] Gale Canada [etc.], 1909-2002

Parliament of Canada website:
http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/membersofparliament/MainMPs
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